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1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by jcpatrick » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:12 am

Hello, I am looking for some photos and/or diagrams of the battery box and tool box(?) and any other factory items located in the engine compartment of my 1942 17' Special Runabout. These items were missing when I bought the boat. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks! Jim

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Re: 1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by Don Danenberg » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:38 pm

These pages are scanned from an article I wrote in Classic Boating magazine in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue, #165.
The first tool box shown is for late 20's, early 30's.
The CAD drawings are for your '42, 17'.

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Re: 1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by Don Danenberg » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:42 pm

Oh Oh, the attachments didn't upload?
And now, they will upload backwards?
Read the photos from the bottom, up?
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CLBT-165-eng rm boxes-4 (Large).jpg
CLBT-165-eng rm boxes-3 (Large).jpg
CLBT-165-eng rm boxes-2 (Large).jpg
CLBT-165-eng rm boxes-1 (Large).jpg

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Re: 1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by jake » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:15 pm

GENTLEMEN, I HAVE A 1941 17 FT THAT HAS ORIGINAL TOOL BOX , (I THINK) IT HAS DIMENSIONS THE SAME BUT HAS SIDES AND BOTTOM WHICH MEASURE1/4 INCH IN THICKNESS AND 5d NAILS,NO SCREWS. ENDS AND PARTITION ARE 3/4 PLY 3 LAYERS TO EQUAL 3/4. WOULD THIS BE TRUE IN 41 AND NOT 42. JUST ASKING

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Re: 1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by jamsbaugh7 » Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:33 pm

GENTS, THE DIMENSIONS FOR THE ENGINE ROOM BOX ARE THEY INSIDE DIMENSIONS OR OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS?ALSO WHAT MATERIAL DID THEY USE FOR THE ENGINE ROOM BOX. THANKS JAKE

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Re: 1942 17' Special Runabout Battery Box, Tool Box

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:01 am

I've seen them built in a few different ways but mostly they were made from pine or butternut front and back and bottom and then deck planking for the sides which would be 3/8 to 1/2 mahogany. The dimensions are just as the artical was written with screws and nails. I have even seen deck seams in the side like they used some mahogany thay all ready had the deck seam cut into them. Follow the artical above but make it so it fits your battery and you will be good for the judges.
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